Monday, 27 December 2010

2000 NME Awards

Ten years ago, at the end of 2000, NME published its annual music Awards


Philip Hall On Award: Terris
Live Act Of The Year: Mogwai
Best Live Act: Super Furry Animals
On The Decks Awards For Dance Act Of The Year: Death In Vegas
Carling Premier Best New Artist: Muse
Breezeblack Mix Of 1999: Junior Carter
Best Solo Artist: Beck
Best Album Ever: The Stone Roses - 'The Stone Roses'
Best Single Ever: Nirvana - 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
Total Genius Of The Year: Ali G
Greatest Musical Event Ever: Woodstock
Best Radio Show: Radio 1 Evening Session
Carling Premier Best LP: The Flaming Lips - 'The Soft Bulletin'
NME Album Of The Year: The Flaming Lips - 'The Soft Bulletin'
NME Single Of The Year: Aphex Twin - 'Windowlicker'
Best TV Show: 'The Royle Family'
Musical Event Of The Year: Glastonbury
Best Venue: London Brixton Academy
Dickhead Of The Year: Robbie Williams
Best Website: NME.COM
Worst Record Of The Year: The Vengaboys - 'We're Going To Ibiza'
Best Film: 'The Blair Witch Project'
Best DJ: Fatboy Slim
NME.COM Award For Best NME Premier Show Performance: Ooberman
Best Dance Act: The Chemical Brothers
Best Music Video: Blur - 'Coffee + TV'
Best Band: Blur
Best Single: Blur - 'Tender'
Best Band Ever: The Beatles
Godlike Genius Award For Services To Music: Shaun Ryder
Radio 1 Evening Session Session Of The Year: Supergrass
Artist Of The Year: Travis

Friday, 3 December 2010

Alfred Lennon marries Julia Stanley

On 3 December 1938 Alfred Lennon married Julia Stanley at the Mount Pleasant Registry Office (the same place where John Lennon & Cynthia Powell got married 24 years later).

They had not informed their family, only Alf's brother Sydney was invited as a witness. A cinema usherette was Julia's witness.

After the ceremony they all went to Reece's, a restaurant in Clayton Square. The restaurant was demolished when they built the Clayton Shopping Centre.Funnily, this is the same place where John took Cynthia after they got married.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

1970 NME Awards - The Beatles win twice

At the end of 1970 New Musical Express (NME) published its annual awards - It was 40 years ago today


World Male Singer: Elvis Presley
World Female Singer: Diana Ross
1970's Best British Single: Mungo Jerry - 'In The Summertime'
World Musical Personality: Elvis Presley
Best TV/ Radio Show: 'Top Of The Pops'
World Vocal Group: Creedence Clearwater Revival
British Vocal Personality: Cliff Richard
British Female Singer: Cilla Black
New Disc Singer: Elton John
Best New Group: McGuiness Flint
Top British Group: The Beatles
Brit. Instrumental Unit: The Shadows
Top Disc Jockey: Jimmy Savile
British Male Singer: Cliff Richard
1970's Best British LP: The Beatles - 'Let It Be'